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Two-Day Cruise to GB re-branded ‘Margaritaville at Sea Paradise’
- May 17, 2022 - 10:18:46 AM
With the major announcements and activities in Grand Bahama over the
past week, the island is in the process of rebirth, said Jewel Edwards,
consultant at the Ministry for Grand Bahama speaking on behalf of the
Hon. Ginger Moxey during the rebranding ceremony for Margaritaville at
Sea Paradise on Sunday.
Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, formerly
Grand Classica, is a two-day cruise that sails between Grand Bahama and
West Palm Beach, Florida...
The Bahamas joins the international community in celebrating the inaugural IMO day recognising Women in Maritime
- May 16, 2022 - 2:17:10 PM
Recognition of the potential for women to play a vital role in maritime
has never been greater and this year the International Maritime
Organisation (IMO) is launching an annual day to Recognise Women in
Maritime. This day will be the 18th May every year and in 2022, an
International Symposium is being organised by the IMO as a celebration
of this landmark event.
The Bahamas has been at the vanguard of
embracing women in maritime – two of The BMA Board’s past three
chairpersons have been Bahamian women of influence.
Western Atlantic University School of Medicine's Inaugural White Coat Ceremony, Grand Bahama
- May 16, 2022 - 1:09:38 PM
The newly established Western Atlantic University School of Medicine in
Grand Bahama hosted its Inaugural White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, May
14, 2022 at the campus on East Sunrise Highway. Twenty-three medical
student graduates were presented their ceremonial white coats, and
pinned. Attending the special ceremony were: Minister of Health and
Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville; Minister for Grand Bahama, the
Hon. Ginger Moxey; Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority, Andrew
Wife of the Prime Minister launched ‘Mangrove Mania’ in Grand Bahama
- May 16, 2022 - 10:04:48 AM
Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, wife of Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis,
travelled to Grand Bahama on Saturday to official launch the ‘Mangrove
Mania’ competition at Coral Vita Farm.
Mrs. Davis was accompanied at the farm by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey.
several students present, Mrs. Davis took the opportunity to encourage
them to continue being ambassadors of the environment and challenged
them to do well..
Carnival Cruise Port Ground Breaking - Remarks - Hon. Ginger Moxey
- May 13, 2022 - 7:09:03 PM
See enclosed Remarks by Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Ginger Moxey:
It’s another GRAND DAY on Grand Bahama!
historic occasion is the realization of a vision that was birthed many
many years ago culminating with a first ceremonial signing in May of
2017, by the previous Progressive Liberal Party Administration. Today,
this ground breaking ceremony does not simply represent the breaking of
ground for the establishment of this cruise port...
WSC Celebrates 35 years of National Water Week
- May 12, 2022 - 3:34:34 PM
Every year, water week celebrations here in The Bahamas serve as
an opportunity to inform, educate and create public awareness of the
importance of water as a precious resource that should be protected and
preserved. For the past 35 years, the Water & Sewerage Corporation
has led the way in these efforts with staff and public information.
involvement has been a key element in the success of our annual plans”
explained Visna Armbrister, Senior Public Affairs Manager, as both line
Health Officials Respond to Increasing Positive COVID-19 Cases In New Providence Schools
- May 12, 2022 - 1:21:25 PM
The Ministry of Health & Wellness confirms that several schools on
New Providence have reported positive cases of COVID-19 among staff and
students. As of 10th May, 2022 thirty-eight (38) positive cases were
reported over a four week period via molecular testing (or RT-PCR).
These cases were dispersed over a number of schools; and represent a
small proportion of the overall COVID-19 case loads...
Minister for Grand Bahama Hon. Ginger Moxey - Grand Lucayan Update
- May 12, 2022 - 12:50:34 PM
See enclosed remarks by Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Ginger Moxey - Grand Lucayan Update, May 11, 2022:
The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation...
Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning...
Today is a huge day... a GRAND Day for Grand Bahama...
Electra America to Purchase the Grand Lucayan
- May 12, 2022 - 9:08:35 AM
The sale of the Grand Lucayan Hotel is the beginning of the island’s
resurgence, said Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. I. Chester Cooper,
Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation on Wednesday, May 11.
America Hospitality Group has purchased the property for $100 million
with principals who have a collective 150 years’ experience in the
hospitality industry. The company is also a part of conglomerate with
worldwide assets of $7 billion in capital holdings...
'Youth in Parliament' initiative returns
- May 11, 2022 - 12:31:59 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture on Monday launched the return of 'Youth Parliament Week,' which runs May 9th-13th.
hand with welcoming remarks was Mrs. Carla Brown-Roker, Youth
Coordinator/Grand Bahama Office and Program Leader, to introduce the
event. Mrs. Lauren-Ashley Heastie, Youth Officer, listed the itinerary
of events throughout the week, and the areas the participants
Upgrade to COVID-19 online vaccination site accommodates scheduling of 2nd booster doses
- May 11, 2022 - 9:22:58 AM
The public is advised that effective 8th May, 2022 the COVID-19 online
vaccination site, vax.gov.bs was upgraded to accommodate the scheduling
of 2nd booster doses. Walk-ins can also receive booster doses at
vaccination centers. Information on 2nd boosters will automatically be
included in the client’s existing record and shown on newly printed
certificates and vaccination status checks using the vax.gov.bs site...
Andrea E Archer Institute established in honour of PACE Founder
- May 10, 2022 - 6:53:13 PM
On April 29, 2022, the PACE (Providing Access to Continued Education)
School building was officially named the Andrea E. Archer Institute, in
recognition of its founder, Andrea Archer. She is a heroic woman who has
dedicated her life to building programs centered on improving the
welfare of students and families in The Bahamas. Additionally, a
mortgage burning ceremony took place to celebrate this new mortgage-free
Institute made possible by the unrelenting fundraising efforts of the
PACE Foundation with significant support from the Sandals Foundation and
the Bahamas Development Bank...
Bahamas Festivals Are Back
- May 10, 2022 - 12:45:18 PM
Summer is here, and the festivals are back. The Ministry of Tourism,
Investments & Aviation is proud to officially announce the return of
signature events and festivals such as Goombay, Junkanoo Summer and
Pineapple Festival this summer.
The Honourable I. Chester Cooper,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments &
Aviation, is happy for the cultural celebration. He said, “It is
gratifying to see the return of our beloved festivals....
Cybercrime poses biggest threat to businesses – as the impact of hackers becomes more destructive
- May 10, 2022 - 10:48:23 AM
● 46% of organisations around the world reported experiencing fraud or
financial crime over the last 24 months; 70% of those organisations that
did encounter it experienced new incidents of fraud as a result of
Nassau, Bahamas - Cybercrime tops the list of current
threats facing businesses, while emerging risks from ESG-reporting fraud
and platform fraud could impact businesses in the future.
The tech, media and telecommunications sector experienced the highest
incidence of fraud across all industries according to PwC’s Global
Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2022 which shows organisations’
perimeters are vulnerable...
Statement on Investigation of Deaths on Exuma from The Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper
- May 9, 2022 - 12:14:59 PM
In the aftermath of the sudden passing of three American visitors on
Exuma this weekend, the Government of The Bahamas wishes to provide the
following update as we continue our investigations.
First in our
thoughts are the grieving families. As a native of Exuma and the Member
of Parliament, I have reached out personally to the families to offer
condolences on behalf of the people of Exuma and The Bahamas.
Saturday, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, The Ministry of Health, the
Ministry of Tourism and officials from the US Embassy have been working
Prime Minister Davis Gives MTSU 2022 Commencement Address; He Also Receives an Honorary Doctorate
- May 9, 2022 - 9:53:43 AM
See enclosed the Commencement Address by the Hon. Philip Davis, QC, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, to the 2022 Graduating Class of Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, May 7, 2022:
Members of Faculty and Other Distinguished Guests, And the Graduating Class of 2022: Good morning!
Having travelled almost 1,000 miles to be here, I am thrilled to join you today in saying: “I Am True Blue”...
Ministry of Health & Wellness: Public Service Announcement
- May 6, 2022 - 11:35:52 AM
The public is advised that due to technical difficulties, the vax.gov.bs vaccination site is temporarily unavailable.
can use their yellow cards, paper vaccination certificates, vaccine
cards or screenshots of any of the above as proof of vaccination. These
can also be used for the purpose of travel...
The Bond Experience Comes to The Bahamas
- May 5, 2022 - 4:24:35 PM
James Bond, the iconic cinematic British Secret Agent, has filmed in
The Bahamas no less than 007 times and come next month on 14 June, The
Bond Experience will be coming here to kick off the highly anticipated
book release “Filming James Bond in The Bahamas” by Simon Firth. The
Bond Experience will consist of a series of tours that will take place
throughout Nassau and Paradise Island to highlight James Bond’s
favourite locations in The Bahamas...
It took a ‘village of women’ to create P.A.C.E. says Hanna-Martin
- May 5, 2022 - 2:30:15 PM
P.A.C.E. Foundation celebrated the burning of its mortgage and renaming
of the establishment to The Andrea E. Archer Institute -- after its
founder and the first Bahamian Chief School Welfare Officer, Friday,
In remarks, Minister of Education and Technical &
Vocational Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin said to Mrs. Archer: “I
am so proud to know you; proud of you as a Bahamian woman..
Small home repair initiative officially launched in Grand Bahama
- May 5, 2022 - 12:12:34 PM
The revolutionized Small Home Repair Programme was officially launched
in Grand Bahama today, May 4, 2022 by Minister of State for Social
Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Lisa Rahming.
announcement, Minister Rahming said they are describing the program as
‘revolutionized’ as it does not include only roof repairs, which the
previous administration had done, but also other facets of the home...